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Law Tribune Announces Lawyer of the Year Finalists

For several months, we asked bar members to submit nominations for attorneys who have had significant achievements in the law — ranging from litigation success to leadership in law firms and bar groups — since the beginning of 2015.

Morris Glucksman

Stamford Attorney Resigns From Bar Following Theft Charge

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A long-time Stamford attorney who is facing charges that he stole thousands of dollars from an estate has resigned from the bar and waived his right to apply for reinstatement.

Conn. Judge Upholds $14.5 Million Verdict Against Fitness Center and Trainer

By Christian Nolan |

A Superior Court judge has denied post-trial motions which aimed to set aside a $14.5 million verdict awarded to a Greenwich doctor who suffered a massive stroke after his personal trainer pushed him to exercise too hard on a fitness center's exercise machine.

Proposed Layoffs Could Devastate Justice System

There has been a lot of publicity about how Gov. Dannel Malloy's Second Chance Society might affect the criminal justice system.

Jury Says Hospital, Nurse Must Pay $12 Million to Estate of Suicide Victim

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

A New Haven jury has returned a $12 million verdict in a case brought by the estate of a man who committed suicide after his medication levels were reduced by Yale-New Haven Hospital and a psychiatric nurse allegedly failed to monitor his health.

Conn. Bill Pits Domestic Violence Protection Against Second Amendment Rights

By LAW TRIBUNE STAFF |

The General Assembly took a major step toward approving legislation that would allow the confiscation of firearms from people who are served with temporary restraining orders.

Judge's Ruling Sheds Light on Blight Ordinance Enforcement

By MEGAN SPICER |

Rocky Hill officials have referred to Anthony Straska's farm as "the town disgrace" because of the junked cars and piles of trash on the property.

Court To Decide Whether Conn. Can Force Murder Suspect to Take Medication

By Christian Nolan |

A former doctor who allegedly murdered another physician is challenging a trial judge's ruling to medicate him by force so that he is competent to stand trial.

Court Upholds $100,000 Emotional Distress Award for Fired Therapist

By MEGAN SPICER |

Working in a nursing home can be stressful. But the job became even more so for an occupational therapist who reported alleged billing irregularities and was eventually terminated.

Update: Psychiatric Nurse Held Liable As Patient's Suicide Results in $12 Million Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A New Haven jury has returned a $12 million verdict in a case brought by the estate of a man who committed suicide after his medication levels were reduced by Yale-New Haven Hospital and a psychiatric nurse allegedly failed to monitor his health.

Bankruptcy Attorneys Sue Colleges to Demand Return of Tuition Payments

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

For years, Robert and Jean DeMauro of North Haven made college tuition payments for their daughter to attend Johnson & Wales University.

UConn law students spent spring break helping undocumented immigrants who are detained in York, Pennsylvania. Among those helping with asylum applications were, from left, students Katelyn Donovan and Miriam Hasbun, alumni volunteer Meghann LaFountain, and students Bianca Slota and Hanna Tenison.

UConn Law Students Offer Hands-On Help To Immigrants Seeking Asylum

By MEGAN SPICER |

While many students opt to use their spring break to relax from the rigors of class work, more than 10 students from the University of Connecticut School of Law spent their time in Pennsylvania helping detained asylum seekers build compelling cases to eventually present to immigration judges.

'Civil Gideon' Task Force Would Be an Important First Step

We have frequently commented on the paucity of affordable legal services for low- and moderate-income individuals facing serious legal problems.

White House Fence-Jumper From Conn. Challenges Arrest on Constitutional Grounds

By MEGAN SPICER |

Joseph Caputo's American flag cape billowed behind him as he scaled and leaped over the White House fence last Thanksgiving in his attempt to deliver President Barack Obama his rewritten version of the Constitution.

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Norm Pattis: Voices of Discontent Dominate Chaotic Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump walked away from the so-called "Acela primaries" in the Northeast a complete winner, sweeping the Republican contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island in convincing fashion.

Barbara Izarelli

Update: Conn. Court's Tobacco Lawsuit Ruling Could Impact Other Products Liability Cases

By Christian Nolan |

A Norwich woman who developed cancer after years of smoking Salem cigarettes is one step closer to collecting a $28 million judgment against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds.

Crime Victims Should Have a Voice, But Not at Pretrials

Victims of crime in Connecticut are well-represented by the state's attorneys, the Office of the Victim Advocate and the Office of Victim Services, as well as the judiciary.

Long Island Sound, Montauk.

Conn. Clam-Poaching Dispute Raises Fourth Amendment Issues

By Christian Nolan |

An odd dispute involving Long Island Sound clams has resulted in a criminal trial and a civil lawsuit challenging the authority of state environmental police officers.

In a 2004 file photo, Douglas Perlitz talks about his missionary work with Haitian street children in a 2004 interview in Fairfield, Conn. Perlitz will be sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, after being convicting for sexually abusing eight boys at a school he founded in Haiti for street children. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Jeff Bustraan, File)

Conn. Judge Dismisses Sex-Trafficking Claim Against College, Former Chaplain

By MEGAN SPICER |

Decision marks rare win for defendants in Haiti sex abuse scandal.

Conn. Reaps $10 Million From Pharmaceutical Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

In a global settlement, drug-maker Wyeth will pay $784.6 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly underpaid rebates to state Medicaid programs for the sales of drugs that treat heartburn and acid reflux.

Conn. Law Day Ceremonies Focus on Miranda Warning

By MEGAN SPICER |

The theme of this year's Law Day explored the "procedural protections, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principals is essential to our liberty."